Tips for a Successful Green Card Application
To increase your chances of a successful green card application, consider the following tips:
- Be organized: Keep track of all the documents you need to submit and ensure that they are up-to-date and accurate.
- Be honest: Don’t lie on your application or during the interview. USCIS takes fraud seriously and can deny your application or even deport you if they discover that you lied.
- Be patient: The green card application process can take several months or even years, so be prepared for a long wait.
- Seek legal advice: Consider hiring an immigration attorney to assist you with your application. They can provide valuable advice and help ensure that your application is as strong as possible.
FAQs about Obtaining Green Card through Marriage
Q: How long does it take to obtain a green card through marriage?
A: The processing time for a green card through marriage can vary depending on factors such as the volume of applications and the complexity of your case. On average, it can take between 9 and 12 months to obtain a green card through marriage.
Q: Can I obtain a green card through marriage if I entered the United States illegally?
A: If you entered the United States illegally, you may still be able to obtain a green card through marriage, but you will need to obtain a waiver.
Q: Can I work while my green card application is being processed?
A: If you have filed a Form I-485, you may be eligible to apply for a work permit while your application is being processed.
Q: Can I travel outside of the United States while my green card application is being processed?
A: If you leave the United States while your green card application is being processed, it can be considered abandoned, and you may have to start the application process all over again. You will need to obtain advance parole if you want to travel outside of the United States while your application is pending.